Best of Boston

2014 Best Lobster Roll

Alive & Kicking

Call us iconoclasts, but this year, the lobster roll that impressed us most technically isn’t a lobster roll at all. Let us introduce you to Alive & Kicking’s lobster sandwich, characterized by its buttered-and-toasted, sesame-crusted scali bread and simple, black-pepper-and-mayo-laced lobster-meat filling administered in absolutely perfect (i.e., inhalable) proportion.

269 Putnam Ave., Cambridge, 617-876-0451,